Quick Check List
Early on—Study, Work Hard, and do your best to Earn Good Grades;
Know the ins and outs of standardized tests. High test scores open doors to more colleges and high dollar scholarships and grants.
Save now for college;
Be sure to complete all high school courses you’ll need for college admission. Most four-year colleges require the following:
four years of English;
three years of math;
three years of lab science;
three years of social studies;
two years of electives;
Seek out scholarships and grants before looking at student loans;
Consider Federal loan programs which offer lower interest rates;
Manage student loan debt by knowing how much you can afford to borrow and repay. Working while in college can help to reduce your debt after graduation.